Old Dominion Defeats Drexel, 86-72

January 31, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 31, 2005

Final Stats

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Alex Loughton had 16 of his 21 points in the first half and grabbed 12 rebounds and Arnaud Dahi scored 20 Monday night as Old Dominion got back to its winning ways with an 86-72 victory against Drexel.

The Monarchs (19-3, 9-1 Colonial Athletic Association), coming off a 75-71 loss at Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, led 44-31 at halftime after scoring 21 of the last 30 first-half points, then had to rally after blowing its lead in the second half.

Drexel (10-8, 6-4) opened the second half on a 15-2 run to pull even at 46 all, but the Dragon immediately allowed a 20-6 Monarchs run that put the game out of reach. The Dragons were led by Sean Brooks with 18 points and Jeremiah King with 17.

Kiah Thomas added a career-best 17 points for Old Dominion, while Drew Williamson had six assists and six of the Monarchs' 14 steals. Dahi blocked three shots.

Old Dominion forced 19 turnovers and outrebounded the Dragons 45-33.